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Calling All Recycling Advocates: Registration Still Open for America Recycles Day 2012 Events

Sign up today to receive toolkits and special promotional items for your ARD celebration

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 4, 2012) – Are you a passionate recycling advocate? Do you want to spread the word in your community? On Nov. 15, thousands of event organizers from coast to coast will host the 15th annual America Recycles Day, a national day of recycling awareness, action and celebration.

National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) wants to help you celebrate with event organizer toolkits that include educational materials, promotional items, event signage, “go-to guides” and more. Simply register your event online at AmericaRecyclesDay.org by Oct. 31 and a toolkit will be shipped in time for your event. But don’t wait – toolkits quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“An America Recycles Day event can take on any shape or form, collect any recyclable or compostable material, or engage any audience,” said Brenda Pulley, national program manager and senior vice president of recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “I’m thrilled with the creativity and diversity of the events being registered already, and Keep America Beautiful wants to support even more.”

Already, more than 1,000 events have been registered. Grocery chains, small businesses, local governments, college campuses, elementary schools, grassroots organizations, among many others, are promoting the recycling and composting of everything from plastic grocery bags to stuffed animals, and CFL bulbs to junk cars. Events are diverse and include education programs, collection events, flash mobs, and even some programs designed to provide rewards of cash and prizes to random recyclers.

While America Recycles Day is officially focused on Nov. 15, events can take place any time during the month of November. Learn more and register at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

America’s leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors to date include: American Chemistry Council, Anheuser-Busch, Earth911.com, Glad, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé Waters North America, Owens-Illinois, PepsiCo and Waste Management.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more, visit www.kab.org.

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally-recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. To learn more, visit http://americarecyclesday.org.

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